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Percussion Parlor / Re: ALL Percussion Videos >> Post them here!
« Last post by Dr. Tom on February 01, 2018, 09:21 PM »
Your fingering technique is most effective with the darbuka (guessing that's a darbuka behind the congas) because it's a such a responsive drum.

It has been like that 5 years  ;D

Seems like you should have been able to save up for a tuning lug by now.  I know you didn't explicitly ask for advice, but you should get the tuning lug.  You can then tune your conga and start mastering your tones and slaps.  This will greatly increase your range and vocabulary.

I know drummers whose nature is to play gently and understated, but they have the tools in their belt for when they need them.  It would be inappropriate for you to be whaling away to the music you just accompanied, but sometimes an accent or exclamation point can be just the thing.  There's nothing like a well placed FLAM!
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Percussion Parlor / Re: ALL Percussion Videos >> Post them here!
« Last post by Joonas Pulkkinen on February 01, 2018, 06:37 AM »
It has been like that 5 years  ;D
How do u think of my drumming? I play very rarely with other percussionists, mostly with dj's so they cannot actually give me the input i want. thx
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Percussion Parlor / Re: ALL Percussion Videos >> Post them here!
« Last post by Dr. Tom on January 31, 2018, 11:37 PM »
Hey Joonas,

You lost a tuning lug to your conga . . . or is that the way you like your conga tuned?
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Percussion Parlor / Re: ALL Percussion Videos >> Post them here!
« Last post by Joonas Pulkkinen on January 30, 2018, 05:28 AM »
Hey y'all! I'm Joonas -83 from Finland. I play percussion gigs with artist name Jonesy.

Aaand here is a link to my first video recorded yesterday (tell me what u think of my technique) :)

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Percussion Parlor / Re: Madagascar Djembes
« Last post by Dr. Tom on January 27, 2018, 10:02 PM »
Well, the theory was posed more or less tongue in cheek, though for all I knew it could have been true.

I'm pretty sure the djembe didn't originate in Indonesia either, but I do know they're mass produced there.  Just don't know much about the Madagascar djembe.
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General Board / Re: I'm New Here ... (introduce yourself)
« Last post by Bart Elliott on January 27, 2018, 04:57 AM »
Welcome to the Drummer Cafe, John!
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General Board / Re: I'm New Here ... (introduce yourself)
« Last post by John Sonefeld on January 26, 2018, 09:27 AM »
Hello drummer friends!
I am a drummer / percussionist many years now, and continue to love the practice!
My musical preferences are many and eclectic, and I enjoy playing many varied genres.
Similarly, I have played and appreciated the products of many varied brands.  Presently, I am fortunate enough to own a few different unique kits, the "main" one being a North drums based beast.
I primarily play now for health reasons.  As you probably know, the cardio benefit is significant, but also, I happen to have medical issues with all four limbs, which puts focus on coordination, as well.
I am happy to be here, and look forward to brushing shoulders with you!
John
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General Board / Hand Drum Repair
« Last post by Dr. Tom on January 25, 2018, 08:41 PM »
Hey Membranophonefolas,

Never throw out your old hand drums.  Bring them to me.  I'll take good care of them.

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Percussion Parlor / Re: Madagascar Djembes
« Last post by Bart Elliott on January 20, 2018, 08:41 PM »
Have played and studied djembe for several decades. The Madagascar theory is the first I've ever heard.
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Percussion Parlor / Re: Madagascar Djembes
« Last post by Dr. Tom on January 19, 2018, 09:04 PM »
You know, I've posted this question in a couple of other forums and there's been no response there either.  There must be little interest and/or little knowledge on the subject.

But I AM interested and have done some research.  Not much out there, at least that I can find.  I've learned the djembe is at least fairly common in Madagascar but is not native to it.  Would still like to know more.

I became interested because I recently repaired a djembe (that's what I do) allegedly from Madagascar that gave me a lot of trouble.  I've skinned many djembes and this particular djembe is one of the memorable ones.

Anyway, the question remains open.  Please do chime in.
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